19 Must-Try Sweet Potato Recipes to Include In Your Fall Menu Plans

Bowl of spiralized sweet potatoes and pomegranates for Pomegranate-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Photo: Blaine Moats

Sweet potatoes are easily found most times of the year, but we especially enjoy making sweet potato recipes in the fall during their peak season. Whether you're in the mood for candied sweet potatoes, a cozy bowl of soup, or even a salad, we've got a recipe here for you. Browse our collection of sweet potato recipes perfect for holidays, weeknights dinners, and any other cool-weather occasion.

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Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Adam Albright

The subtle tang of goat cheese is the perfect match for sweet potatoes. Better yet, the soft cheese makes them even creamier. Top with pistachios and fresh sage for a delectable side.

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Sweet Potato-Pumpkin Pie with Cheesy Peanut Streusel

Sweet Potato-Pumpkin Pie with Streusel Crunch
Andy Lyons

Canned pumpkin and classic spices give this fall recipe the beginnings of a classic pie, but the creamy sweet potato and flaky peanut crust make it so much better. Lightly sweetened cheese crackers and chopped peanuts form a buttery streusel topping that takes this dessert over the top.

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Pomegranate-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Bowl of spiralized sweet potatoes and pomegranates for Pomegranate-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Blaine Moats

Here's a sweet potato salad recipe that's definitely going to turn heads. A tantalizing combo of pomegranate juice, honey, butter, cardamom, and nutmeg make a sticky-sweet glaze for spiralized sweet potatoes. Mint and parsley add refreshing herbal notes to the easy veggie side dish.

Buy It: ICO Spiralizer ($22, Walmart)

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Savory Egg and Sweet Potato Scramble

Savory Egg and Sweet Potato Scramble
Andy Lyons

Save your leftovers for a delicious post-Thanksgiving breakfast. A heart-healthy scramble of spinach, sweet potatoes, and eggs gets a punch of flavor from fresh parsley and a dash of hot sauce.

Buy It: Blue Diamond Nonstick Skillet ($35, Target)

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Sweet Potato and Currant Latkes

sweet potato and currant latkes with sauce
Andy Lyons

Latkes, or potato pancakes, are a typical European side dish. We made ours the German way (sweet!). Shredded sweet potatoes studded with currants get fried and topped with applesauce for a delicious and unexpected breakfast option.

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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup in white bowl
Linda Pugliese

We can't get enough of this comforting soup recipe. And while it's rich and creamy, you'll be pleasantly surprised to discover there's no milk or butter involved here, making it a vegan sweet potato recipe everyone can enjoy.

Buy It: Chefman Immersion Blender ($47, Walmart)

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Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash
Andy Lyons

Put a Southwest spin on your next sweet potato recipe with smoky chipotle salsa, black beans, and avocado. Kick the flavor up a notch with fresh cilantro and a sprinkle of chili powder.

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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries
Blaine Moats

If you always choose sweet potato fries over regular fries at restaurants, this recipe is a must. The homemade version is baked instead of fried for less fat, but they still have the crispy outside and slightly sweet flavor you love.

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Apple-Buttered Sweet Potatoes

Apple-Buttered Sweet Potatoes
Jason Donnelly

Say hello to your new favorite fall side dish (made in a slow cooker!). Our simple sweet potato recipe combines the orange spuds with tart Granny Smith apples, dried cherries, and pumpkin pie spice.

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Air-Fried Sweet Potato Tots

Sweet Potato Tots with ketchup ramekin on foil
Antonis Achilleos

Utilize your air fryer for this amazing sweet potato recipe. Make sure to boil the sweet potatoes just enough so they'll still grate and hold together. Spraying the tots with cooking spray will help give them deeper color.

Buy It: Ninja Air Fryer ($89, Walmart)

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Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Pecans

Sweet Potatoes Toasted Pecans
Reed Davis

Toasted pecans and sticky-sweet marshmallows top creamy whipped sweet potatoes in this simplified version of a sweet potato casserole. Prep and chill up to 24 hours in advance for an easy sweet potato side dish perfect for the holidays.

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Sweet Potato Fritters with Yogurt Chive Dipping Sauce

Sweet Potato Fritters with Yogurt Chive Dipping Sauce
Jason Donnelly

Crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, this sweet potato recipe is like a hushpuppy's sweeter cousin. The batter quickly comes together in a food processor before being fried to crispy perfection on the stove. Serve these beauties warm with homemade yogurt-chive dipping sauce.

Buy It: Hamilton Beach Food Processor ($59, Target)

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Florence Mama's Candied Yams

Florence Mama’s Candied Yams
Squire Fox

We have celeb chef Tyler Florence's grandmother to thank for this buttery, brown sugar-glazed sweet potato recipe. Fall spices and juicy orange slices combine for a bright, irresistible flavor. The sweet potato side will look beautiful next to the roast turkey.

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Loaded Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes on cooking paper
Blaine Moats

You've never had a loaded potato quite like this. Our baked sweet potato recipe features chiles, Chihuahua cheese, and shredded chicken for a Mexican-inspired take on the classic side. Top with salsa verde (our included recipe is amazing!), sour cream, cilantro, and any other favorite toppers.

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Spicy Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Blaine Moats

Spice things up with this modern take on the traditional sweet potato recipe. Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce give every bite irresistible smoky heat. A splash of heavy cream and cheddar cheese adds richness to the skillet dish.

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Apple-Infused Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow

Apple-Infused Mashed Sweet Potatoes Marshmallow
Andy Lyons

Take plain mashed sweet potatoes to the next level by slow-cooking with celeriac (aka celery root) and apple cider. Once the spuds are nice and tender, mash and add milk, apple butter, hazelnut liqueur, and butter to the pot. Trust us, everyone will want the recipe.

Buy It: Crockpot Programmable Slow Cooker ($75, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole
Andy Lyons

When it comes to sweet potato casseroles, this is the one you'll want to bookmark to make every Thanksgiving. A crispy brown sugar and pecan topping complete our classic BH&G recipe.

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Coconut Sweet Potatoes and Wild Rice

Coconut Sweet Potatoes Wild Rice
Jason Donnelly

This sweet potato casserole recipe is high in fiber and flavor, making it a great addition to your healthy fall dinner menu. Robust sweet potato combines with red curry paste, coconut milk, and veggies for the ultimate global-inspired side.

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Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus
Blaine Moats

Upgrade your homemade hummus game. Along with cooked sweet potatoes, we add chipotle peppers, cumin, and tahini. Whip up this easy sweet potato recipe for a delicious make-ahead Thanksgiving appetizer.

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